Sunday, April 5, 2020

1940 US Census - Thomas Travland

Here is the 1940 US Census for Thomas Tobias Travland, youngest child born to Iverdine (Finnestad) and Lewis Travland.    Thomas was the grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


The family is listed on lines 54 - 58.   Thomas was living with wife, Stella (Berkeland) and their children William and Clarence as well as their grandson, Eugene Hunt.    Eugene was the son of Gladys (Travland) and Eugene Walton Hunt. 

Thomas and his sons were employed as carpenters and Stella was employed at a laundry.   The family was living in Tuleta, Justice precinct 8, Bee county, Texas.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

1940 US Census - Peter Travland

Here is the 1940 US Census for Peter Travland, son of Iverdine (Finnestad) and Lewis Travland and grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.




Peter and wife Hannah (Arno) can be found on lines 9 and 10.   No employment information is listed for Peter though Hannah is listed as being a mail carrier.    The Travland family was living in Tuleta, Justice precinct 8 in the county of Bee, Texas.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Lawrence Wade Travland (1941 - 2012)

Lawrence Wade Travland Jr was born August 8, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas.   Here is a duplicate copy of his birth certificate.





























He married Mildred Laviece (Knight) in Bexar County, Texas on March 13, 1968.     Lawrence passed away June 7, 2012 in Live Oak, Bexar County, Texas.    Below is a copy of his death certificate.






































Here is a copy of an obituary from the local paper's website.  
























Lawrence Jr was the son of Marie Elizabeth (Knippa) and Lawrence Wade Travland Sr.     His grandparents were Susan Eola (Sikes) and Ole John Travland.   Great grandparents were Iverdine Olsdatter (Finnestad) and Lewis Joseph (Peterson) Travland.    His great great grandparents were Mari Iversdatter (Skaar) and Ole (Olson) Finnestad.

You may also trace Lawrence's family line on the website Find A Grave.

Friday, September 6, 2013

1940 US Census - Lena Travland

Here is the 1940 US Census for Lena Travland, daughter of Lewis Joseph Travland and his second wife, Matilda 'Tilda' Ogel. 

Lewis' first wife was my 3rd great aunt, Iverdine 'Dina' Olsdatter Finnestad, the first of our Finnestad family to immigrate to the United States, along with her sister, Rachel.     Matilda married Lewis in 1882 after Iverdine had passed away at the early age of 28 in 1879.

































Lena (line 74) was living in Tuleta, Bee county, Texas and was employed as a postmistress for the US Post Office.

Lena was the granddaughter of Taleta Maria Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Working for the Travland family

Here is the letter written by Berta Kingestad from "In Their Own Words: Letters from Norwegian Immigrants" by Solveig Zempl with a mention (2nd paragraph) of working for Taletta and Peder Pederson Travland.





























By the end of the year, Bertha had left (4th paragraph) the Travland family.



Saturday, January 28, 2012

Traveling from Norway to the United States

It's not often to find personal documents left behind from family members that detailed life and travel in the 1800's.    While this traveler was not a family member, she did work for Taletta and Peder Pederson Travland for a time in the 1890's.     Here is a description of the trip from Norway to America in the 1886.    The traveler arrived in Malta, DeKalb county, Illinois.








































The letter above was compiled as a collection for a book by Solveig Zempl, "In Their Own Words: Letters from Norwegian Immigrants".     This particular letter was written by Berta Kingestad who had left her family behind in Norway and traveled alone to the United States, settling in northern Illinois.